[guest post by Dana]
On the heels of the excellent essay Patterico linked to earlier, White Male Student “Checks His Privilege”, and in keeping with the theme of privilege, Buzz Feed has a very scientific survey you can take to discover just how privileged you are.
I took the survey and was informed that I live with 60 out of 100 points of privilege. Oh boy!
Here is what that means,
You’re quite privileged. You’ve had a few struggles, but overall your life has been far easier than most. This is not a bad thing, nor is it something to be ashamed of. But you should be aware of your advantages and work to help others who don’t have them. Thank you for checking your privilege.
If you take the survey, remember, there is no shame.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I got 55. What a stupid quiz. I’ll never get those five minutes back.
UPDATE BY DANA: Well, yes, it’s stupid. The give away was describing something in Buzz Feed as “very scientific”. As if.